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Environmental Remediation and Waste Processing and Disposal

Environmental Management
Number: 81.104
Agency: Department of Energy

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
81.104 Environmental Remediation and Waste Processing and Disposal
Federal Agency (030):
Department of Energy
Authorization (040):
Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, Public Law 93-438; Hazardous Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act of 1990, Public Law 101-615; Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act, Public Law 99-240; Atomic Energy Act of 1954, Section 31, as amended, Public Law 83-703; Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977, as amended, Public Law 96-573.
Objectives (050):
The Environmental Management Research and Development Program provides for the development of technologies to safely expedite tank waste processing and tank closure, remediation of contaminated groundwater and soil, disposition of nuclear materials and spent (used) nuclear fuel, and deactivation and decommissioning of contaminated excess facilities.
The Environmental Management Research and Development program transforms science and innovation into practical solutions for environmental cleanup. The new technologies will transform the Environmental Management cleanup effort by reducing risk (technological, environmental, safety, and health), schedule, and cost. The Environmental Management
Research and Development program focuses on resolving technical challenges with an overall emphasis on transformational technical solutions in response to the highest priority needs of Environmental Management sites. Applied engineering and research demonstrating the technical feasibility of high-risk, high-payoff technologies are included. The Environmental Management Research and Development program matures technologies from concept/basic science through feasibility assessment and technology development (bench scale and scale-up testing and flow-sheet evaluation), then production-level demonstration, and finally to full deployment.
Types of Assistance (060):
Cooperative Agreements; Project Grants
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Financial assistance is provided in support of the program objectives. Restrictions on the use of funds depend on the provisions of the specific project agreement. Applicants must meet the guidelines established by DOE or contained in the specific Congressional authorization for a particular program being supported.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
Public, quasi-public, private industry, individuals, groups, educational institutions, organizations, and nonprofit organizations may apply including State or local level governments, federally recognized Indian tribal governments, and institutions in U.S. Territories and possessions may apply. Determinations are made by DOE EM Headquarters or EM Field Offices, or both.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
States, affected Indian tribes, regional organizations, (including U.S. Territories) local governments, and the public will benefit.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
Cost will also be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21 for institutions of higher education or as otherwise defined in the financial assistance instrument. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedures (092):
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. A formal proposal by the organization interested in doing the work must be submitted through an appropriate official of the corporate entity, organization, or institution. Financial assistance requests will be reviewed pursuant to the Office of Environmental Management Merit Review System (May 5, 1991) and the DOE Financial Assistance Manual, as amended.
Award Procedure (093):
Award decisions may be made by DOE Headquarters throughout the fiscal year.
Deadlines (094):
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
The approximate approval/disapproval time is from 2 months to 1 year.
Appeals (096):
Not Applicable.
Renewals (097):
From 120 to 180 days. Proposals for renewal are subject to review and acceptance by DOE Headquarters, the field, or both.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Match requirements will be determined depending upon the award.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
Length and time phasing of assistance will vary with the program phase and activity. The maximum term of an award is 5 years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. At a minimum annual progress reports are required. Frequency of progress reports will be determined at time of award. Expenditure reports will be required. The type and frequency will be determined at time of award. Performance monitoring will be determined at time of award.
Audits (112):
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Costs incurred are subject to audit throughout the contract or grant period and before final close-out. The extent and frequency of audits depend on the size of the contract/grant and the specific contract/grant provisions.
Records (113):
A grantee is expected to maintain auditable records to substantiate the total costs incurred under the grant or cooperative agreement. In addition, if cost sharing is required, the grantee is also expected to maintain auditable records for the cost sharing portion of the award.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 12 $16,481,000; FY 13 est $12,500,000; and FY 14 est $12,500,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
No Data Available.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
Not Applicable.
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
Headquarters Office (152):
Latrincy M. Bates Office of Soil and Groundwater Remediation, EM-12
1000 Independence Ave., SW , Washington, District of Columbia 20585 Email: Phone: 301-903-7654
Website Address (153):
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Research must be beneficial to the overall accomplishment of the program objectives and consistent with the criteria of the EM Merit Review System (i.e., technically meritorious, qualified principal investigators, adequate facilities for conduct of the work, past experience and performance history).